Faraday Future has confirmed recent reports that it has teamed up with LG Chem to supply the Silicon Valley-based startup with lithium-ion cells.
The two companies are developing battery cells with the promise of having the “world’s highest energy density for a production automotive battery”. These cells will be used in Faraday Future’s VPA vehicle platform which will underpin its future models as well as those of LeEco, the Chinese automaker bankrolling Faraday Future.
In a press release, vice president of the global supply chain for Faraday Future, Tom Wessner, said “LG Chem worked closely with Faraday Future to develop a tailored cell chemistry to optimize the range and safety of our mass production battery hardware.
“At FF, we are working with world-class suppliers to advance our technological innovations, and we look forward to our relationship with LG Chem as we push towards our vision of future mobility.”
No other details about the collaboration have been announced but the first vehicle to use the LG Chem batteries is expected to be Faraday Future’s Tesla Model X rival tipped to be launched sometime next year.